Recent UK government policy has placed community pharmacists at the frontline of health care delivery in order to improve patient access. Community pharmacy has been beset by recruitment and retention problems which potentially threaten health service delivery. This is largely a consequence of an increased demand for pharmacists. Additionally, the proportion of female pharmacists in the profession has risen. Consequently, interrupted career patterns and part-time working practices have increased, shrinking the pool of available workers. This study aimed to examine the importance of factors influencing female community pharmacists' work patterns.
- health care
- community pharmacies
- working conditions
- female pharmacists
Gidman, W., Day, J., Hassell, K., & Payne, K. (2009). Delivering health care through community pharmacies: are working conditions deterring female pharmacists' participation? Journal of Health Services Research & Policy , 14(3), 141-149. https://doi.org/10.1258/jhsrp.2009.008077